Winners will be named in May and will receive up to $200,000 in Sun Microsystems equipment. Additional corporate sponsors of the contest include Netscape Communications Corp. and Oracle Corp.
Separately, Carillon Importers, the spirits marketer that imports Stolichnaya vodka, added a "Stoli Note" feature on its Web site so users can send an electronic greeting card to friends online. Using a Java applet, Stoli Note allows users to include animated messages in their greeting cards. For each user who logs and sends a greeting, Stolichnaya will donate $1 to the Literacy Volunteers of America.